The Difficult Soils Mixture is ideal for challenging conditions where outstanding ground cover and persistency are required.
Timothy is a persistent and hardy grass suited to difficult soils and white clover brings the added benefit of fixing nitrogen – both can be excluded on request.
Benefits of Difficult Soils Mixture
- High sward density
- Good persistency
- Increased palatability to drive dry matter intakes
- Suitable for dairy, beef and sheep systems
|3.50||AberGreen||Perennial ryegrass (D)||31 May|
|3.00||Briant||Perennial ryegrass (T)||03 June|
|3.50||Drumbo||Perennial ryegrass (D)||05 June|
|0.60||White Clover Blend|
Note: Optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of swards. When cutting for silage, aim to cut 5-10 days before average heading date for optimum quality.
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Sowing rate: 14 kg/acre (35 kg/ha)
Sowing time: April-September
Sowing depth: 10-15 mm
Sowing instructions: Cultivate to achieve a fine, firm seedbed. Ploughing will help level rough fields. Sow in good conditions (warm with rain forecast), no deeper than 10-15mm. Roll well after sowing to ensure good soil/seed contact. Apply N, P & K as per soil test results and nitrates rules.
After sowing: Monitor for pest attack and take immediate action where necessary. Post-emergence weed spray is essential approx. 5-6 weeks after establishment, prior to first grazing. Where clover is included in the sown mixture, use a clover safe spray.
Grazing: Graze the new reseeds frequently and at low covers (<1200 kg DM/ha) to assist in tillering and help create a dense sward.
Uses: Dairy – Y; cattle – Y; sheep – Y; silage – Y